Female paedophile Serena Marie Emily Ransom has been back at court for breaching a court order for a second time
A female paedophile who was jailed for sexually assaulting a ‘vulnerable’ young girl has been back at court for breaching a court order for a second time.
Serena Marie Emily Ransom was made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and put on the sex offenders register after offences against two underage girls in 2015.
She was found guilty of sexual activity with a child after giving one of the girls a lovebite and asking the other to touch her intimately.
One of the victims was described as being ‘particularly vulnerable’ by the judge who sentenced her at the time.
She then breached her SHPO after creating a Facebook account using another name and appeared at court in April last year over the matter.
But Ransom was hauled back into court again after breaching the order once more, this time for speaking to a five-year-old boy in Middlesbrough town centre.
The 23-year-old appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where she pleaded guilty to breaching her SHPO.
Ansab Shan, prosecuting, told the court that Ransom had ‘approached’ the child – who cannot be named for legal reasons – in a Sports Direct store where she proceeded to ‘ruffle’ the child’s hair and said hello.
The 23-year-old appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where she pleaded guilty to breaching her SHPO
He said: ‘By approaching the child, she was in breach of her court order.’
The court heard that the child was with a relative at the time who recognised Ransom after seeing her picture in the media and immediately took the child away before contacting the police.
In mitigation, Daniel Burke, defending Ransom, said the breach was of a ‘low level’ and that she ‘fully accepted she spoke to the child.’
He said she maintains she only said hello and did not ruffle the child’s hair.
He added there was ‘no evidence of distress’ in the child since the incident which was committed on June 27 last year.
Sentencing Ransom to a 12 month community order, District Judge, Timothy Capstick, said: ‘The fact of the matter is you knew about your order and you knew what you were allowed and not allowed to do.
‘It is the second time you have not complied with its requirements since being released from custody.’
Ransom was also given an eight week curfew and must pay £170 costs.